Social Services Worker 2
Job Duties: Investigates (intake worker) claims of abuse & neglect of children &/or older adults & maintains caseload (ongoing/in-home worker)...
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Upper Sandusky, OhioWyandot County
Investigates (intake worker) claims of abuse & neglect of children &/or older adults & maintains caseload (ongoing/in-home worker) of children/families/adults that have previously been determined to require the protective assistance of the services of the agency: takes initial complaint; makes initial contact; interviews family & children; uses direct & indirect contacts; substantiates validity of allegations; completes risk assessment; follows policy & procedure to complete investigation; documents investigation through statewide computer system (SACWIS*); completes required forms (e.g. assessments, plans, reviews, correspondence, reports, narratives) for timely submission (CAPMIS*); complies with established timelines; meets procedural deadlines governing management of social service cases as set by State of Ohio; initiates service/case plans; completes assessments; makes referrals for services to other agencies/vendors; keeps accurate case files; ensures accurate & complete data entry; implements treatment plans; makes home visits; provides court ordered protective supervision; arranges necessary services; coordinates service delivery; prepares cases for administrative or judicial proceedings; appears in court as required to testify; works with juvenile court personnel; establishes good rapport with other entities in providing services to families; provides independent living initiative & emergency service assistance; assists supervisor & co-workers in performance of duties as required or assigned. Recruits and maintains foster/adoptive homes (foster/adoptive worker): inspects homes for compliance; secures/provides training; license foster parents; coordinates recruitment, retention & recognition; completes home studies; maintains records/files; investigates alleged rule violations; writes & updates policies & procedures; provides post adoption service subsidies. Determines initial & ongoing eligibility for publicly funded childcare program: conducts provider & recipient interviews; maintains accurate case file records & documentation; processes applications & changes; enters data in EDMS*/ODAPS*. Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Respects agency & client confidentiality principles. Exhibits regular & predictable attendance.
Transports adults, children, & families: travels to foster homes, group homes, detention facilities, etc. to make visits; transports clients in county vehicle or own vehicle to necessary service appointments. Participates in action to establish legal guardianship in cases related to older adults (adult protective services): meets with families; discusses alternative options (e.g. nursing home placement, assisted living). Attends various social service related trainings, workshops, conferences & other educational programs. Participates in staff meetings. Complies with State of Ohio annual in-service training hours requirement.
For a complete job posting, contact Marcia Frisch at 419-617-4050 or email [email protected]
Resumes and cover letters are due by 4:00 p.m. on June 8, 2021.
Applicant must have one of the following:
1. A bachelor’s degree in human services related studies, or
2. A bachelor’s degree in any field and have been employed for at least two years in a human services occupation, or
3. An associate’s degree in human services related studies, or
4. Been employed for at least 5 years in a human services related occupation
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